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I have HSV 2. how likely can my children get it?

I have HSV 2. how likely can my children get it?

Not likely: HSV 2 can be in the genital area or in the mouth area. Most often it is in the genital area. If yours is genital then it is not likely that your children would get it. It is most often transmitted during sexual contact. You should be careful though during an outbreak not to touch the blisters and then touch your children. Hope this helps and thanks for using Healthtap. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Can HSV be cure?

Can HSV be cure?

No: Hsv - hepes simplex virus comes in 2 basic forms type 1 (generally oral) and type 2 (generally genital). Both are viruses that live in the nerve ganglion & once infected it remains with you all your life. Many can have hsv1 and never have any real problems except an occasional cold sore, hsv2 tends to be more troublesome but both can be controlled with medication from your md or dentist. ...Read more

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Can u get HSV from toilet?

Can u get HSV from toilet?

No: Hsv transmission requires direct contact of mucus membrane to mucus membrane, either oral or genital. ...Read more

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What does Hsv lgG A positive mean?

What does Hsv lgG A positive mean?

Antibodies: It indicates that you have antibodies to HSV. There are two types of HSV...type 1 and type 2. The common antibodies are IgG (long term) and IgM (short term). I usually recommend testing for IgG and IgM and reflex to type specific (type 1 and/or type 2) to allow better interpretation of your results. ...Read more

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What does hsv lgG type 2. (0.10) mean?

HSV: Hello ~ I NEVER do this Ab test, unless I am looking for cerebral herpes. The test works everyone up for nothing and is of no great medical importance. THAT means that you have a positive, low titre, of herpes IgG (immunoglobG shows PREVIOUS infection), indicative of OLD infection with herpes Type II (genital herpes) (and 80%-90% College kids do as well) thanks! ...Read more

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What to do when I fall in love with a man who has hsv?

What to do when I fall in love with a man who has hsv?

Love him: No one is perfect. So this guy has hsv. There are now anti-virals that can keep viral loads down and decrease transmission rates. Both of you talk to an infectious disease specialist together about ways to decrease your risks. But if you love this man, then love conquers all, and you can work with this. It is not a death sentence and can be dealt with if both of you are motivated to do so. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: HSV type 1 and 2?

What is the definition or description of: HSV type 1 and 2?

HSV TYPE 1 AND 2: A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not be expressed for years. ...Read more

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What is givin to treat really bad HSV outbreaks? Can pennacillin help?

Herpes: Is treated with antivirals. Penicillin is not indicated since we use it for bacteria. Herpes is a virus. Talk to your doctor about getting adequate treatment. Take care! ...Read more

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I read a news about a new drug for hsv, what is it about, when is going to be able to get it?

HSV?: Are you sure you're not talking about hcv? There's nothing new that I'm aware of for hsv, and little reason for new drugs. The drugs available now (valacyclovir, acyclovir, and famciclovir) are generic, cheap, safe, well tolerated, and effective. ...Read more

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Need help understanding my HSV results. HSV 1GG, Type Specific AB Result : 17.10 HSV 2GG, Type Specific AB Result : >23.00 What does this mean?

Reference range: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to know the normal or reference range from the lab that did the tests. However, it appears that you have been infected with both types of HSV.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How can I ease the pain from HSV ii?

How can I ease the pain from HSV ii?

Several choices: The blisters from hsvii can be very painful. There are both oral medications as well as medications available to place on the lesions to ease the pain but nearly all require a prescription. ...Read more

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What is considered low risk for contracting HSV 1 and 2?

Herpes simplex virus: Over 85% of the adult population has gotten infected with this virus, and it is very difficult to prevent unless you have had no contact with other humans. ...Read more

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Is HSV 1 an std?

Can be, usually not: HSV1 primarily causes oral herpes, almost always acquired nonsexually, often in childhood. Most are asymptomatic, with no actual outbreaks of cold sores etc. However, oral sex by someone with oral HSV1 can transmit it to a partner's genitals. In that context, it's an STD. But the large majority of infections are not sexually acquired. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hsv-1?

Cold sores: HSV-1 is the virus that causes cold sores. However, it is found with increasing frequency as the culprit for genital herpes. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have HSV 2?

Genital herpes: Hsv-2 usually causes genital herpes, which means different things to different people. 50 million americans have genital herpes. It's common. Most people never have symptoms, but those who do can be managed w/ effective medications. If your partner doesn't have it, meds and condoms can reduce the risk of spread. You or your partner can be tested through sexualhealth. Com or your physician's office. ...Read more

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How does HSV outbreak look like?

Blisters: First you get a tingling or painful sensation, then there is the development of a groups of blisters. The blisters open up and then become crusted and then heal. ...Read more

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May have come in contact with hsv 2?

May have come in contact with hsv 2?

Needs to be treated: All we can suggest is if you are sure you had unprotected sex with a partner who had active lesions of genital herpes.Then you should consult your family physician as you may need anti viral antibiotics. And if you already have rash suggestive of genital herpes, you also need a consult with your doctor for treatment. If you are not sure then you may just need to be observed. Use condom to prevent ...Read more

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I'm a carrier of HSV 2 what do I do?

I'm a carrier of HSV 2 what do I do?

Herpes and living: You live. You date. You get married. If you partner with someone not infected then you may go onto medications to lower your contagiousness.

25% of americans have hsv 2.

You wait and watch for herpes vaccines. You live as best as you can. Herpes should in no way limit anything you want to do. ...Read more

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Hsv 1 testing got 3.69 what can I do?

Oral type, common: Your test sample showed evidence of Herpes type 1 in your system. It's very common. Usually, symptoms are oral - canker sores, fever blisters on lips or in mouth but it can appear less often in other places. Powerful prescription medications can end an outbreak fairly quickly, and there are milder OTCs (less side effects). It's very contagious during outbreak. Don't share utensils or kiss during. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with hsv-2?

What did your gyn sa: Say, if u do not want to have to worry about getting outbreaks or asymptomatic shedding, u can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday for prevention, [please see your gyn. ...Read more

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Positive for HSV 1 & 2, what does this mean?

HSV Types: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can be type-1 (above the wist) or type -2 (below the waist). The former presents as coldsores or mouth ulcerations. The latter as genital herpes or sores - penile or vulvar. These are passed from person to person and are permanent, but can be treated if active or suppressed - so as not to pass them on to a partner. Treatment is with forms of acyclovir. ...Read more

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Can you get HSV from a waxing at a spa or salon?

Nope: You cannot catch genital herpes except by sex with an infected partner. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I tested positive for HSV ii?

Genital herpes: You may experience painful ulcers in the affected area, usually genitals; and can pass on the infection to sexual partners even when there are no open lesions/sores. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: HSV culture?

Microbiological test: An hsv culture is a microbiology test to determine the presence of live virus in a sample - such as a swab from a herpes skin lesion. The test involves growing the herpes simplex virus in a petri dish that has susceptible cells growing in it. If the virus grows in those living cells, then characteristic changes in the culture plate occur and the virus is detected. ...Read more

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What might I do to handle my girlfriend who has HSV 2?

Condom &. ..: I feel kind of kinky telling you how to be intimate with your lady, but you know best what she likes! . Avoid open lesions with your mucous membranes (no oral sex if open sores are present), but there are plenty of other places on her body and yours to pleasure each other. Wear a condom. Both of you should talk with docs about preventative medications as well. Enjoy! ...Read more